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Summer Suggestions & Extra Fun

 
 

 
 
Writing 101
Tuesday, June 23 & Thursday, June 25
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
 
Like writing? Don’t like writing but wish you were better at it? This class is for you. We’ll review the basics of analytical essay writing — covering the essentials of plot, character, and the all-important theme. But we will also touch on other types of creative writing and look at what makes writing effective, compelling, and engaging. Writing assignments will be suggested but no homework is required. Partake, or simply observe. It's your call.
 
If you are interested in participating in this class, email Mr. Kelgard for the Zoom link at tkelgard@sandiaprep.org.

 

Reading and Comprehension

Bookbox is a Youtube channel that has a variety of different books read aloud with French and English subtitles. Watch the stories first with both, then only with French subtitles. For an added challenge, you can write down 5 vocabulary words in a journal.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNmfepkcaQlMEwyIsbUs63g

 

Vocabulary 

Duolingo is a fun way to practice your vocabulary. You can set daily goals through the app and start at different levels. Create an account (Make sure your username is not your real name). You can play on your laptop or download the app to play on your phone. Make sure to disable the notifications and do not pay for features.

https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French

 

Grammar

Conjuguemos has several different activities and games. You can search by tense. In French 1A and 1  we conjugate all verb groups (er, ir, re) in the present tense. Also, you can practice the common irregular verbs we have learned - être and avoir. 

https://conjuguemos.com/activities/french/verb/1

 

Phonetic Practice

Logiciel Educatif has listening activities to help you with your recognition of basic sounds in French. From this page, click on the games below.

https://www.logicieleducatif.fr/index_lecture_sons.php



Vocabulary

Duolingo is a fun way to practice your vocabulary. You can set daily goals through the app and start at different levels.
Let’s see who can get the longest streak, the most crowns, or the most levels completed for when we return to class.Create an account (Make sure your username is not your real name). You can play on your laptop or download the app to play on your phone. Make sure to disable the notifications and do not pay for features.
https://www.duolingo.com/


Grammar
Conjuguemos has several different activities and games that students who learn French can practice. On the content page, click on the topics that we have studied in class - hyperlinks in dark green (below is the list). Go over the lesson and do the exercises and click on the hyperlink in green.
https://la-conjugaison.nouvelobs.com/fle/

1.1.1. Qui suis-je
1.1.2. Les nationalités
1.1.3. Pays et villes
1.1.4. L'âge
1.1.6. Poser une question avec quel
1.1.7. L'interrogation totale
1.1.8. L'interrogation partielle
1.2.2. Les jours de la semaine
1.3.1. Les adjectifs démonstratifs
1.4.5. Il y a
1.8.2. Les jours, les mois


Harry Potter in Français

Scroll down mid-page to find the document to download. Click on the “télécharger” link and a new window will open with the chapters. As of 06/5/20, there are up to 12 chapters are available. First, read the chapters, then complete the fun packets.
http://laptiteecoledufle.com/harry-potter-fle-flsco


Harry Potter in Français (Advanced)
For the most advanced students and the Harry Potters fans, below is a link to the French translated version of J.K Rowling’s book.
http://harrypotterdumae.free.fr/Telechargements/Rowling_J_K_HP01_Harry_Potter_et_la_Pierre_Philosophale.pdf


 

Reading
Tumble Book Library has free books in French that you can read online. Why is it free? Because Prep has a trial subscription.
Login Information:
www.tumblebooklibrary.com
Username: sandiaprep
Password: trial


French Films
On this site, you can register for a free Tubi account to stream French movies with subtitles. Watch just for fun, or if you want a challenge, you can set a goal to learn five new vocabulary words per film.
https://frenchflicks.com/streaming-copie.html


French Music and Sketches

Yabla has comprehension activities for different levels including music, informative short shows, and videos. https://www.yabla.com/ 

Vocabulary
Duolingo is a great way to practice your vocabulary. You can set daily goals through the app and start at different levels.
Create an account (Make sure your username is not your real name). You can play on your laptop or download the app to play on your phone. Make sure to disable the notifications and do not pay for features.

https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French


Grammar

Conjugemos has several different activities and games. You can search by tense. In French 3 and 4 we do Conditionnel, Subjonctif, Imparfait, and Passé composé for all the groups of verbs (er, ir, re)
https://conjuguemos.com/activities/french/verb/1


 

Reading

Bonjour! This summer you're encouraged to read the following - awesome - detective novel. Why is it awesome? A few reasons.

It is simply a fun read. A murder mystery.
  • It takes place in a part of France that isn’t Paris. Paris gets a lot of press in our country. However, there is more to France than its capital. This novel will take you to “deep France.”
  • The novel addresses many important aspects of twentieth-century (and indeed, twenty-first century) French history and society. Including:
              - Resistance and Collaboration during World War II
              - The Algerian War of Independence
              - Assimilation in French society


It’s written in English but this is not a problem. Read it for pleasure. Read it to get a taste for la France Profonde. Read it to learn about some of the most explosive questions in modern French history and society.
NOTE: Please support local booksellers when you buy this book. Yes, you’ll find it on Amazon. But think about Page1 and Bookworks as well.


Other Reading Resources

Do some reading in French. There are many ways to get your hands on stories in French. Don’t aim too high. Go for children’s books. Read them. Keep a notebook of new vocabulary you learn along the way (use wordreference.com as your online dictionary).

Tumble Book Library has free books in French that you can read online. Why is it free? Because Prep has a trial subscription.
Login Information:
www.tumblebooklibrary.com
Username: sandiaprep
Password: trial


Grammar

Spend some time with conjuguemos.com. Conjuguemos has several different activities and games that students who learn French can practice.You’ve used it before. You understand how it works. However, this summer - slow down and be thoughtful. Use conjuguemos as a jumping off point to do the following:

  • Learn the meanings of the verbs in the exercises. Don’t just conjugate the verb accueillir in a bunch of tenses. Know what the verb actually means.
  • Translate the different tenses. If you don’t know the English translation of the plus-que-parfait, for example - look it up. The answer is probably ten seconds away on Google. (No, entering “What is the meaning of the plus-que-parfait in French?” in a Google search does not violate the No Google Translate policy of the Modern Language Department.)
  • Organize your work. Pick five verbs a week. Translate them in the following tenses until you’ve got them down (present, passe compose, futur simple, plus-que-parfait, conditional, conditionnel passe, imparfait, futur anterieur).
  • Practice with all verb families (-er, -ir, -re and irregulars) Don’t go for volume. Go for excellence.
 

Contact Mr. McJimsey if you have any questions or if you are looking for recommendations on other resources.



Academic and Self-Paced Learning Platforms


Los Verbos Regulares en el Presente del Indicativo
Verbos: AR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmjWWphCx5k

Verbos: ER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6KQ-OO2uU&t=26s

Verbos: IR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK52jgxRklw


Quizlet

Learning tools for students, including flashcards, study, and game modes
https://quizlet.com/219180732/40-verbos-regulares-en-el-presente-del-indicativo-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/335779241/conjugacion-del-presente-de-indicativo-flash-cards/


Conjuguemos

Students can practice verb-learning games on their own or compete with friends.

Ejercicio # 1
https://conjuguemos.com/verb/homework/1151766#dashboard

Ejercicio # 2
https://conjuguemos.com/verb/1474902


Pretérito

Verbos: AR
https://conjuguemos.com/verb/1474902

Verbos: ER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i2GrTjDKFc&t=21s

Verbos: IR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8kMZSFBrWI


Quizlet

Learning tools for students, including flashcards, study, and game modes
https://quizlet.com/492332710/preterito-conjugaciones-diagram/


Conjuguemos

Students can practice verb-learning games on their own or compete with friends.

Ejercicio #1
https://conjuguemos.com/grammar/1248970


Free Audiobooks

https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122525011 ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dml_cntr-7
https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories


Imperfecto vs Pretérito

Verbos: AR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pNZ-BopVhs

Verbos: ER /IR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPRDovbiYg4&t=1s


Quizlet

Learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes
https://quizlet.com/27062846/conjugaciones-y-reglas-en-el-imperfecto-flash-cards/


Conjuguemos

Students can practice verb-learning games on their own or compete with friends.
https://conjuguemos.com/grammar/homework/1411852
https://conjuguemos.com/grammar/homework/1392525


Free Books

Vayan a este enlace (link) y pueden bajar estos libros:
https://www.spanish.academy/blog/20-free-spanish-books-novels-and-stories-in-pdf-and-printables/
El Principito by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Las Brujas by Roald Dahl



 

Grades 6, 7, and 8
Some links may require supervision/approval from parents (such as Yabla) because the content is organized by level of academic Spanish, not by age of the learner. Look at them all before you decide. They are all very different!


Academic and Self-Paced Learning Platforms
Classzone

Online practice platform of vocabulary and grammar learned in class
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/avancemos_1/book_home.htm?state=NM


Quizlet
Learning tools for students, including flashcards, study, and game modes
https://quizlet.com/kpeacock76/folders


Conjuguemos
Verb learning games. Students can practice verb-learning games on their own or compete with friends.
https://conjuguemos.com/


Kahoot
A game-based learning platform that corresponds to the course curriculum.
https://create.kahoot.it/kahoots/my-kahoots


Fun and Self-Paced Learning Platforms

Duolingo

Customized language instruction that is quick and easy to do from your phone or home computer.
https://www.duolingo.com/


Spanish Playground
Songs, videos, poems, games, and jokes in Spanish
https://www.spanishplayground.net/

Online Free Spanish
Free lessons and games 
https://www.onlinefreespanish.com/ 



Listening Comprehension, Fun, Etc.
University of Texas Listening Proficiency Recordings
Listen to native Spanish speakers talk about different subjects. Make sure to listen for differences in accents and cadence.
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html


Language Immersion Online
Watch videos from around the world in Spanish. 
https://www.fluentu.com/en/


Think Bilingual!

The basis of this game-based educational app is for Spanish students to not only memorize new words; but also act them out – Listening and doing is Think Bilingual’s way of teaching. 
http://interactandimmerse.com/


Memrise
Uses the technique of memorization and repetition for users to reach their next level language skills.
https://www.memrise.com/login/?next=/home/


¡Vámonos!
Spanish blog about how technology is readily available and useful in learning Spanish. 
http://lisibo.com/

 

Classzone.com

Classzone.com is the website associated with the text that we use in class. Here you’ll find vocabulary flashcards, grammar and vocabulary exercises, videos, conjugation drills, listening activities, and review of all of the grammar and vocabulary in English. In Spanish 1 we cover units 1-4. If you want to review all the concepts of grammar and vocabulary that we learned last year, this is the place to start.
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/avancemos_1/book_home.htm?state=NM



Additional Online Resources

If you would like to explore in a less structured way, here are some online resources that you might investigate:

https://www.duolingo.com/learn

https://spanish.yabla.com/

https://www.memrise.com/bienvenue#1

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spanish+playground

https://lyricstraining.com/

https://www.babbel.com/

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html

https://www.fluentu.com/en/

 



Classzone.com

Classzone.com is the website associated with the text that we use in class. Here you’ll find vocabulary flashcards, grammar and vocabulary exercises, videos, conjugation drills, listening activities, and review of all of the grammar and vocabulary in English. In Spanish 1 we cover units 5-8. If you want to review all the concepts of grammar and vocabulary that we learned last year, this is the place to start.
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/avancemos_1/book_home.htm?state=NM



Additional Online Resources

If you would like to explore in a less structured way, here are some online resources that you might investigate: 

https://www.duolingo.com/learn

https://spanish.yabla.com/

https://www.memrise.com/bienvenue#1

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spanish+playground

https://lyricstraining.com/

https://www.babbel.com/

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html

https://www.fluentu.com/en/

 



Before jumping into an article, here are some recommendations:

  • If you are reading on a screen, add both a Spanish language dictionary and a Spanish-English dictionary to your computer's settings. This will allow you to highlight a word in an article, right click, and get a description in Spanish, and then an English equivalent if the Spanish definition still leaves you unsure.

  • You don't have to read the whole article. Even just reading the first few paragraphs of an article can be helpful.

  • Don't feel the need to look up every word that you don't know. Read a full paragraph and try to pull out the main idea(s). Then you can go back through to look up keywords.

  • Download the Word Reference app or visit WordReference.com. Whenever you look up a word on the app, star the word (there is an icon that will turn yellow when you have starred the word). Then, periodically (daily, weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, etc), look at the list of your starred words and try to remember what they mean.

 

News Websites

https://www.bbc.com/mundo

https://elpais.com/america/ - Spain

https://www.elmundo.es/ - Spain

https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/ - Mexico

https://www.jornada.com.mx/ultimas - Mexico

https://www.clarin.com/ - Argentina

 

Popular Culture

https://gatopardo.com/ - Current events / Literature / Film / Arts

https://www.tmagazine.es/ - Literature / Film / Arts

https://www.nationalgeographic.com.es/ - Travel / Current events

https://www.revistagq.com/ - Fashion / Lifestyle

https://www.rollingstone.mx/ - Music

https://www.cosmopolitan.com.mx/ - Fashion / Lifestyle

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/es/ - Fashion / Lifestyle

https://www.menshealthlatam.com/ - Health / Wellness

https://www.zonared.com/ - Video Games

 



We in the Sandia Prep English Department believe reading a summer book will help instill in our young scholars a lifelong connection to literature—an engagement that strengthens their written expression, builds their vocabulary, and broadens their understanding of the human condition. Much like colleges’ reading programs for incoming freshmen, this addition to our curriculum will bolster our community of readers and writers and keep our students invested in their academic futures.

6th Grade - Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hun
 
7th Grade - Legend by Marie Lu
 
8th Grade - The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
 
9th Grade - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
 
10th GradeThis Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
 
11th Grade - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 
 
12th Grade - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
 

 
Your Sandia Prep Mathematics Department has prepared summer packets for you. While we realize these packets are not high on the list of what you want to be doing during the summer, we believe it is important that you maintain certain skills and keep key concepts fresh in your minds so that when you start your new math class in August, you will be in a position to succeed.

6th Grade Summer Math Packet 2020
Pre-Algebra Summer Math Packet 2020
Algebra 1 Summer Math Packet 2020
Algebra 2 Summer Math Packet 2020
Pre-Calculus Summer Math Packet 2020
Calculus 1 Summer Math Packet 2020
Geometry Summer Math Packet 2020
Statistics Summer Math Packet 2020
Trigonometry Summer Math Packet 2020